Sons Of Italy to host Special Olympics Bocce Tournament

Jun 03, 2019 532

On Saturday, the Bellaire Sons of Italy will host a Bocce tournament for the Special Olympics of Belmont County. Several years ago, the Special Olympics of Belmont County added Bocce to the list of it offers to individuals in the county with intellectual disabilities. Over the last few years, the sport has gained more and more interest from the athletes who participate in Special Olympics.

The tournament at the Sons of Italy on Belmont Street in Bellaire will include several teams from Belmont, Carroll, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties. Teams will be divided into divisions they used to qualify at the Area 9 State Qualifying event in Steubenville on May 4. In traditional Bocce, teams play to a winning score. Special Olympics teams play on a time limit, and the team with the most points at the end of the specified time wins.

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